Peter Thiel’s College Course

Last year PayPal founder Peter Thiel incurred the ire of education pundits everywhere when he announced that college was a bubble waiting to burst. He announced a program to award $100,000 each to college students to drop out of college and become entrepreneurs.

But, just in case you were wondering, Thiel doesn’t actually hate college.

According to a Reuters article by Gerry Shih:

Thiel, 44, will teach at… [Stanford University] this spring, sharing pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom in a class called “Computer Science 183: Startup.” The course is already oversubscribed, with Thiel’s return to his alma mater sparking both enthusiasm and skepticism on a campus increasingly obsessed with start-up success.

The class, capped by Stanford at 250 spots, apparently already has a wait-list. The course will address start-up technology firms and will make extensive use of guest lecturers, both those who have worked at startups and those who have invested in them.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer